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London Fashion Week Feb 2018
A visual representation of my perspective of London Fashion Week Street Style. I wanted to capture the stylish people that not everyone else was...
A little example of some of my latest work...
Behind the scenes at the Cross Cashmere Showroom photobooth
In February I travelled to London for the first two days of London Fashion Week A/W and wanted to capture street style a bit differently
A couple of weeks ago I was 'shooting in Glasgow with Vidal Sassoon. We had a unit that had no natural light, but was brilliantly lit for what we needed. But through the back was a little room with a gorgeous big window where the models sat in between getting their make-up done and me photographing them. We had it open most of the time where we were serenaded by bag-pipes and a guy with a pair of lungs you wouldn't believe.
The thing I love most about photography is playing with light, I've always been a lover of natural light more than studio light in most cases. In between swapping models and moments to grab a quick sip of coffee, I stared out this window and my mind was filled with different ways types of photos I could create near the window. So I grabbed Monika, the model above, and just photographed quickly trying to create what was in my mind.
It worked to a certain extent, and I almost got the shot I was thinking of, but not quite. But sometimes you just need to grab those opportunities and 'shoot what your minds eye sees. Sometimes you'll get it, sometimes you won't. But if you don't practice, or continue trying, you never will get it.
- Ellie x
If you have a moment you should go and check out Karen Mabon's beautiful designs. Featured in ELLE UK, VOGUE, HARPER'S BAZAAR, IT'S NICE THAT and STELLA, to name a few, her silk scarves and jewellery are so bright, vibrant and gorgeous - so it was a real treat that a presentation of her new PJ designs was the closing event to Edinburgh International Fashion Festival.
The Sleepwear Salon Show took place at the Waldorf Astoria in perhaps the most perfect room. The pjs were displayed on models who alternated every so often with the different designs. I like presentations, I like taking the time to really look at the clothing to see the textures and how it falls on the models. The room was alive with people photographing away mainly on phones. I always try and challenge myself to get the shot that no one else would. I love going to events, especially fashion events, but I find when you later flick through social to see what others are saying you get the same photo with maybe two or three different angles. I love movement and ambience in photos so I like shooting through people and getting shots of models that don't look too static.
At most events I'll post a couple of photos to Instagram too, head here to have a look at some other photos from Karen's presentation.
Hello! It's Edinburgh International Fashion Festival Weekend and an incredibly suitable time to restart my blog. It's been quite a year really and somewhere along the lines I stopped showing and sharing my work. I've still be working on photoshoots, but there was a blip in my confidence with what I was creating so I stopped showing it. Austin Kleon would not be impressed with me, rule number one: always show your work, through all the difficulties and struggles. So I'm back and ready to share my Fashion Photography journey, because I've missed it too. I've missed sharing stories. I love doing that. So here I am. Back.
The above photograph is of Glyn Fussell. Last night I attended the opening launch of Edinburgh International Fashion Festival which was an exhibition and talk by the wonderful Gianni Scumaci who is an amazing hairstylist. (Side note, hair seems to be a bit of a theme in my work right now - I just did a little shoot for Vidal Sassoon in Glasgow which was fun!). He talked about his work as a hairdresser, along with his work as an editorial hairstylist with photographers such as Tim Walker and David Bailey (who are two of my favourite photographers), and how he really gets to know his clients by experimenting and bringing out their truth. It was really fascinating to hear all his stories. The exhibition - which is currently open at Ocean Terminal, you should go and check it out - is beautiful and is a collaboration between Gianni and Sink the Pink. And if you haven't heard of Sink the Pink check out this video!
I'm really excited that it's Edinburgh International Fashion Festival, it makes my heart feel alive with inspiration and excitement.